Assisted suicide for anorexia nervosa [eating disorders]

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The ACAMAID [American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying ] is an organization of medical practitioners who provide assisted suicide. In its “Ethics Consultation Service, ” ACAMAID decided that it is ethical to assist the suicide of a person with anorexia nervosa. According to the case …

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Andrew Coyne: Canada’s slippery assisted suicide slope.

“I think in particular, though, with assisted suicide, it was how easily the slope became slippery” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Andrew Coyne is a well known Canadian columnist with the Globe and Mail and is a past editor of the National Post. Coyne has commented on assisted suicide on several occasions …

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At least 50 Spanish euthanasia deaths in the first six months of the law

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article published by Spark Chronicles indicates that since legalizing euthanasia on June 25, 2021, Spain has had at least 50 euthanasia deaths and 130 requests. Spain’s euthanasia law is oriented toward approving euthanasia for people with disabilities. Spain approves euthanasia for “serious, chronic and debilitating conditions or serious, incurable …

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Canada: Euthanasia is promoted while caring options are not readily available

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. John Maher, who is a leading psychiatrist and editor-in-chief, of the prestigious Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, wrote an excellent analysis of the current euthanasia (MAID) practise in Canada that was published in the Hamilton Spectator on January 4. Maher examines the current situation through …

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Austrian assisted suicide law for people with disabilities began on January 1

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I reported a few weeks ago that the Austrian parliament had legalized assisted suicide for people with disabilities. The media have now published many articles about the Austrian assisted suicide law that went into effect on January 1. For example, an article by Bob Cronin for Newser.com reported …

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New (MAiD) euthanasia rules put psychiatrists in an impossible position

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In March 2021, Canada’s parliament passed Bill C-7 which expanded (MAiD) euthanasia to people who are not terminally ill, but living with chronic conditions. Bill C-7 also approved euthanasia for people with chronic mental illness, but the government put the application of euthanasia for mental illness on …

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Idaho man initially charged with assisted suicide but authorities say he may be charged with homicide.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Idaho media reported that Dakota Travis Honeycutt (19) of Nampa, Idaho was charged with assisted suicide. However he is likely to be charged with homicide in the death of a 48 year-old man who had been his roommate because they concluded he was not telling them …

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Switzerland Supreme Court overturns conviction, based on a technicality, of assisted suicide of a healthy woman

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition  In October 2019, a Geneva court gave a suspended sentence to the regional vice-president of the assisted suicide group EXIT, Pierre Beck, for assisting the suicide of an 86-year-old healthy woman. Swissinfo reported that Beck admitted to acting beyond the criteria of the law but he said that he …

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“It is stressful to kill somebody.” Healthcare professionals experience with euthanasia.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A research article by Nancy Preston, a Professor of supportive and palliative care at Lancaster University, published by The Conversation on December 8, outlines studies concerning the experience of medical professionals who participate in euthanasia.  She reports that it is stressful to kill someone. Under the subhead “Uneasy …

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Death capsule is designed to undermine societal resistance to suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have avoided writing about Philip Nitschke’s (“Dr. Death”) Sarco Death capsule that is designed to promote his death business while undermining resistance to suicide. An article written by Clare O’Dea for Swissinfo.ch says that Switzerland has approved the Sarco death machine. Essentially this article is propaganda to popularize suicide …

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Swiss assisted suicide doctor does not support euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Erika Preisig is a doctor and president of assisted suicide organisation Lifecircle. She was recently asked in an interview, with Swissinfo, if Switzerland should allow euthanasia rather than assisted suicide?  She answered NO and stated: I don’t want to kill anybody. Preisig correctly differentiates assisted suicide, which …

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Dutch doctors group approves euthanasia for incompetent people

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As the slippery slope in the Netherlands euthanasia experiment is greased, other nations may follow. The DutchNews.nl reported that the latest Netherlands euthanasia development is the change by the Dutch Medical Association (KNMG). Doctors may now euthanize patients with advanced dementia who made an advanced request while …

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